2010 - ESP Snakebyte white
- shape: new explorer shape
- construction: Set-Neck
- neck: Mahogany, Thin U Neck Contour
- body: Mahogany
- fingerboard: Ebony, 22 XJ Frets, "dot" inlays with "Snake" on 11-12-13 frets, 24.75" Scale, 42mm Bone Nut
- electronics: active EMG 81 (bridge) / 60 (neck) swapped in 2012 now to EMG JH SET, 2 Volume, Toggle 3 way selector
- hardware: Tonepros Locking TOM Bridge & Tailpiece, Sperzel Locking Tuners, Schaller Straplocks, black hardware
- logos and serials:
-- front of headstock: "ESP" metallic logo, "JH" signature on the truss rod cover
-- back of headstock: SS??????? serial number, "ESP SIGNATURE SERIES" round logo, + james little signature in black marker
- colors and other features: snow white, comes with C.O.A.
- notes: Hetfield main stage guitar since 2010.
The new shape of ESP's explorers with different horn and headstock to avoid infringing Gibson pattents.
Originally had the EMG 81/60 set, but in 2012 James swapped to new EMG JH set.
First one used in 2010 have NOTHING on the back of the headstock, probably because was a prototype.